• Coach Her Way
  • Referee Her Way
  • Play Her Way

Coach Her Way

The Touch Football, Her Way Coaching Program will consist of several conferences working on Game Development, Game Analysis, and Touch IQ. The program will also have a focus on Leadership, team dynamics as well as player and coach profiling.

This new initiative will be spearheaded by NSW High-Performance Coach Tony Trad as well as the game’s undisputed Leading Female Coach Karley Banks.

Tony Trad, Head of Coaching for NSWTA said “I am excited about this program. We have many fantastic Female Coaches who are just waiting for an opportunity to progress to the Elite level and to be able to deliver this program and to do so alongside such a highly successful Elite Touch Coach such as Karley Banks is an opportunity not to be missed.“

Of the program, State Participation Manager Rob Pidgeon said “it’s fantastic to be able to put the spotlight on growing women’s leadership through both coaching and refereeing because while participation on the field is close to 50% gender equity across most age demographics in our state, there is a disproportionate number of females progressing through coaching or refereeing pathways.”

Both programs comprise a successful grant that NSWTA made to the Office of Sport’s Her Sport, Her Way. More details including dates, locations, and application processes will be released in due course.

Referee Her Way

NSWTA are excited to announce the launch of our “Her Sport Her Way Referee Squad” program, aimed at supporting and upskilling level 1 female referees within Touch Football. Our program is designed to foster inclusivity, diversity, and empowerment within the referee community.

The Her Sport Her Way Referee Squad program scheduled for commencement on June 11th, consists of six weeks of engaging Zoom sessions, which will provide participants with valuable knowledge, skills, and insights to enhance their capabilities as referees. These sessions will be facilitated by experienced mentors and industry experts, covering a range of topics essential for referee development. The program will culminate in a level 2 face-to-face course.

We believe that by investing in the development of female referees, we can create a more inclusive and diverse environment within our sport. Through Her Sport Her Way Squad we aim to empower participants to confidently navigate their roles and contribute positively to the growth of our sport.

Congratulations to the following referees for being selected in the NSWTA 2024 Her Sport Her Way Refereeing Squad: